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39 die in Mexico police shootout with suspected cartel members
39 die in Mexico police shootout with suspected cartel members

A gunfight between Mexican police and suspected criminals in the cartel-dominated western state of Michoacan left at least 39 people dead Friday, according to authorities and news reports. The firefight occurred in Tanhuato on Michoacan’s border with Jalisco state. The region has seen intense drug-related violence in recent months, at least in part because of the approaching midterm elections June 7. Early reports Friday suggested that the Jalisco New Generation cartel, Mexico’s fastest growing criminal group, might have been behind the attack in Tanhuato. Details about who died in the gunfight were not immediately available. Tension between the Jalisco New Generation cartel...

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